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Surrey Vaisakhi Parade 2018 one of the largest in the world (PHOTOS)

DH Vancouver Staff Apr 22, 2018 11:48 am 6,701

Hundreds of thousands of people were expected to turn out for this year’s colourful Vaisakhi parade, which took place in Surrey on April 21. The final attendance count came to an astonishing 500,000+ people.

This event is one of the largest Vaisakhi celebrations outside of India, typically the Surrey event draws in crowds of over 300,000 people, but this new record turnout made the Surrey Vaisakhi Parade one of the world’s largest.

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For Sikhs in the Lower Mainland and around the world, Vaisakhi is a time for celebration. The day commemorates the birth or establishment of Khalsa by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Sikh Guru, in 1699.

Check out these photos of the 2018 Surrey Vaisakhi Parade.

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